Op-ed by Muslim: The Quran promotes peace, so did the Prophet Mohammed

The events that took place on Oct. 22, on Parliament Hill are another example of why we must educate the world about the true Islam in order to eliminate terrorism all together.

Unfortunately, we see the loss of innocent human lives happening daily by people who claim to be Muslim. However, these Muslims are unable to practice some of the most powerful commandments of Islam.

The Qur’an promotes peace. The Holy Prophet promoted peace. Hence, murder in the name of Islam is the complete opposite of what we Muslims have been taught. This is why, in order to see the beauty of Islam, we mustn’t rely on people and media alone.

Upon hearing the horrific news of the shooting that took place in Ottawa on Parliament Hill, I immediately searched news sites to gain more information on what had happened. I was saddened to hear that this murder was a result of the actions of a recent convert to Islam. An individual who was unable to practice the true teachings of Islam, was bringing down all Muslims in the eyes of the nation…

…As a Muslim, I will not allow the actions of those who commit murder in the name of Islam, to represent my religion.

The writer then indicates that she (or he?) is an Ahmadi Muslim. From Wikipedia:

Ahmadiyya adherents believe that God sent Ahmad, in the likeness of Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. They believe that he divested Islam of fanatical beliefs and practices by championing what is in their view, Islam’s true and essential teachings as practised by Muhammad. Thus, Ahmadis view themselves as leading the revival and peaceful propagation of Islam.

That is all very well and good. But most Muslims do not believe that the Ahamdiyya are Muslims at all. In fact, there is a law to that effect in Pakistan: they are not allowed to call themselves Muslims or to call their houses of worship mosques.

They most certainly are regarded as non-Muslims by most of Islamic world. Wiki says they number 10-20 million, out of about 1.5 billion, representing around 1% of Muslims worldwide. If the intent is to proselytize for the Ahmadiyya then such an article should be written differently: making this and these differences crystal clear.

In their desperation to be regarded as true Muslims however, the Ahamdiyya do not do this and thus gravely misrepresent the actual state of affairs.